A weekly update of video releases. Dates in paratheses indicate a previous review in the Monitor.

SPEED (R, Fox Video). The mad extortionist has placed his bomb on a Los Angeles bus. It's timed to explode when the vehicle's speed drops below 50 miles per hour, and that's a pretty grim joke when the L.A. freeway system is involved. This sounds like the formula for a mighty speedy movie, and that's exactly what former cinematographer Jan de Bont has concocted, with editing and camera work that race as relentlessly as the bedeviled bus itself. Keanu Reeves and Dennis Hopper star as the dueling protagonists. (June 17, 1994)

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